appressed [ə prest′, aprest′]
[< L appressus, pp. of apprimere < ad-, to + primere, to press]
pressed close to or flat against a surface: said esp. of a leaf or plant part

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  • Appressed — Ap*pressed , Apprest Ap*prest , a. [p. p. appress, which is not in use. See {Adpress}.] (Bot.) Pressed close to, or lying against, something for its whole length, as against a stem. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appressed — adjective pressed close to or lying flat against something adpressed hairs along the plant s stem igneous rocks...closely appressed by this force L.V.Pirsson • Syn: ↑adpressed • Similar to: ↑close * * * /euh prest /, adj. pressed closely against… …   Useful english dictionary

  • appressed — adjective Etymology: Latin appressus, past participle of apprimere to press to, from ad + premere to press more at press Date: 1613 pressed close to or lying flat against something < leaves appressed against the stem > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • appressed — held flat against the body, e.g. appressed pectoral fin. See also adpressed …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • appressed-silky — adjective Describes appressed fibrils which are silky in texture …   Wiktionary

  • appressed-fibrillose-striate — adjective Having appressed fibrils in the form of radiating lines. Often used to describe the surface of the stem or cap of a mushroom …   Wiktionary

  • appressed — adj., adv. [L. ad, to; premere, to press] Pressed or closely applied against something; adherent …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • appressed — /euh prest /, adj. pressed closely against or fitting closely to something. [1785 95; < L appress(us) pressed to (ptp. of apprimere), equiv. to ap AP 1 + pressus (see PRESS1) + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • appressed — adjective Closely flattened down …   Wiktionary

  • appressed — adjective technical press (something) close to something else. → appress …   English new terms dictionary

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